The veteran French jungle fighters advance in Laos. French soldiers advance through the rugged terrain. They cross the Mekong river. The men advance through dense jungle. The aircraft drop the ammunition through parachutes. The soldiers look at the parachute descending. The ammunition supplies piled up. Soldiers fire an artillery. A soldier holding a gun seated in a boat.
U.S. and Laos leaders meet for discussions on formation of a coalition government in Laos. Map of Laos. Plane comes cargo being unloaded from the plane. U.S. President John F. Kennedy meets Chairman of the council of Ministers of the USSR Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev in Vienna, Austria. Prince Souvanna Phouma of Laos disembark. He goes away in a car. Communist head of Laos comes and journalists interview him. The Laos Right Wing Military Chief being interviewed in Laos. Officials confer in a meeting.
Prince Souvanna Phouma, Premier of Laos, visits outpost in Thakhet, Laos. He walks from his car, accompanied by a group of Laotian military officers, and salutes contingent of soldiers lined up to greet him. The Prince, dressed in a business suit, with tie, carries a derby hat and cane, and smokes a pipe. He and his entourage enter a rustic building, where he is briefed by an officer using a large wall map. Laotian soldiers sit on armored vehicles, under shade trees. Group of tribesmen sit on ground, in shade. American military advisor examines captured weapons. Souvanna Phouma, wearing derby hat, converses outdoors, with Laotian soldier, wearing beret. He and entourage observe artillery firing demonstration. Laotian troops stand around a mortar.
Anniversary of East German Revolt against Soviets in 1953. West Berliners including Mayor Willy Brandt and Chancellor Ludwig Erhard at the memorials of those who died in East German Revolt against Soviets in 1953. Flowers on memorials. More than 200 memorial services recall day of revolt in 1953. Chancellor Erhard leads 75,000 people in a rally before the Town Hall. Freedom torch is lit by a man.
ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) soldiers being extracted by helicopters after Operation Lam Son 719 in Laos during the Vietnam War. U.S. Army Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) parked on a hilltop. and several in flight around Route 9. One chopper on ground with the rotor blades spinning. ARVN soldiers around the chopper. Soldiers seated in the chopper that takes off. Hills in the background. A Huey in flight over military trucks and artillery at a camp. South Vietnamese soldiers in groups at the landing zone. They prepare to evacuate the camp. Soldiers with back packs seated and standing. Three U.S. Army soldiers converse. Military trucks in the background. Vietnamese soldiers with back packs and guns walk in one direction. A Continental tire on a military jeep with a 'Ben Hai' sign and insignia. A South Vietnamese soldier with a military water bottle. A soldier signals a helicopter as it approaches for landing.
U.S. and ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) soldiers being extracted by helicopters after Operation Lam Son 719 in Laos during the Vietnam War. South Vietnamese soldiers on a hill top around Route 9. U.S. Army Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) in flight over the hills. One chopper approaches the hill for landing. Soldiers seated and standing await evacuation. A South Vietnamese soldiers stands with a portable rocket launcher. Soldiers around the stationary chopper. Soldiers seated in the helicopter.